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Washington College - Men's Basketball
Washington College - Men's Basketball

AARON GOODMAN | HEAD COACH

Aaron Goodman was named the head men's basketball coach at Washington College in May 2015. In his second season, he guided the Shoremen to their best record in five years and their first-ever season sweep of Gettysburg.

Prior to arriving in Chestertown, Goodman spent the previous nine years as an assistant coach at the United States Naval Academy under head coaches Billy Lange and Ed DeChellis.

Goodman's primary recruiting areas as part of Navy's staff were the Mid-Atlantic region and Florida. Goodman coached one All-American, 11 All-Patriot League, and seven Patriot League All-Academic student-athletes. His duties included player development, managing the program’s budget, opponent scouting and game-plan preparation, monitoring the team’s student-athlete tutoring and academic success program, managing community and alumni relations, organizing team travel, and serving as a liason with Naval Academy Prep School and Naval Academy Military staff.

In addition to serving as a varsity assistant coach, Goodman was the head coach of the Navy Basketball Development Team (the Academy’s junior varsity program) for the past three years, running all aspects of that program. The Devleopment Team’s record went from 5-8 to 10-5 to 12-3 over his three seasons as head coach. Goodman also served as an Active Duty Human Resource Operations Officer for the United States Navy for five years.

Goodman's first stop in collegiate basketball coaching was a four-year stint as an assistant coach at Marymount University. At Marymount, Goodman helped recruit and develop four All-Capital Athletic Conference and two CAC All-Academic student-athletes. He was the lead fundraiser for the program, increasing fundraising totals threefold. He coordinated the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and oversaw an academic program that resulted in the highest team grade-point average in the team’s history.

Before arriving at Marymount, Goodman was the head junior varsity and assistant varsity boys basketball coach at Sandy Spring Friends School in Olney, Md., where he also served as a junior high school Physical Education teacher.

Since he began coaching, Goodman has worked numerous camps and clinics. As the director of Navy’s summer basketball camp, he tripled that program’s enrollment. He has been a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) since 2001 and has annually attended the Gordon Chiesa Basketball Coaches Workshop since 2007.

Goodman earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Boston University in 1997 and completed a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, University College in August 2015. A Maryland native, he graduated from Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda.